NHL Playoffs: Vancouver's "Green Men" Trumped; Female Canucks Fan Flashes Eager

Russ GodekContributor IIIMay 19, 2011

Ben Eager heads to the box
Ben Eager heads to the box

Last night, the San Jose Sharks received a thorough beat down at the hands of the Vancouver Canucks, losing 7-3 due largely in part to the amount of penalties that they took.

One player in particular who lost his composure was Ben Eager of the Sharks.

As Eager sit in the penalty box, he was taunted by Canucks fans sitting near the glass around the penalty box.

In the past, Vancouver's "Green Men" have infamously taunted any opposing player who steps foot into the penalty box. The "Green Men" are two people who dress up in tight, green spandex body suits and taunt any opposing player serving a penalty with strange and sometimes funny gestures.

Eager was not treated to one of their performances last night, however. Instead, Eager received what some would call a much better form of discipline.

Late in the third period, with 2:33 left on the clock, Eager was treated to a female fan lifting her Canucks jersey and flashing him.

Unfortunately, the Versus feed in the U.S. did not show this, but the Canadians sure got an eyeful.

I for one, would like to applaud this woman for her courage, dignity and honor in supporting the hometown team and properly...oh, who am I kidding?

Yeah it's superficial, but hey, what guy (or some girls) on here doesn't mind seeing that?

Eager sure didn't mind, as he gives a quick look and then draws his attention elsewhere. This isn't the first time a female fan has flashed the camera at a hockey game.

Back in 2009 during the regular season, a Florida Panthers fan sitting on the glass who was well endowed gave the viewers a treat by flashing the camera during a stoppage of play.

Hey, you can't blame her—the Panthers fans need anything extra they can take, as the product on the ice hasn't been up to par in years.

The only downfall is the fan waited til the 3rd period to flash Eager. Had she done this earlier in the game, it probably would have given him more incentive to make trips back to the box.

But as it stood, Eager already had that planned going into the game. Eager took five minor penalties and received a game misconduct, totaling 20 penalty minutes on the night.

Eager may have cost his team the game, but at least he got a consolation prize in the end.

For obvious reasons, I cannot post a picture or video of the, ahem, incident. But a quick Google search should easily do the trick as it makes the rounds on the Internet this morning.

There's a lot of reasons to love hockey and this Canucks fan just added one more to the list.